My name is Adanna Ononiwu. I am from South Eastern part of Nigeria.
I love technology and technological innovations. I also love the fact that things such as distance learning, remote collaborations etc can be achieved using technology.
Many women and young girls interested in pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are unable to do so due to several challenges such as poor foundation in science and technology courses, fear of male dominance, lack of support for women in STEM from some organizations, financial problems, lack of support from fellow women in STEM, poor science and technology facilities in some countries etc.
I founded InspireIT in 2014 to encourage professionals in STEM to support women interested in STEM. InspireIT is a free global mentoring program for young girls and women interested in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
My vision as founder of InspireIT is to have more young girls and women working in STEM fields.
Some of the women and young girls who registered for InspireIT mentoring program are still unable to participate fully due to financial problems, poor internet facilities and high mobile broadband subscriptions in their country.
To realize my vision, I launched a project titled “InspireIT Dilapidated Lab”. The main aim of this project is to help restore secondary school science labs in Africa that are in very poor conditions. I recently started fund raising for this project.